1. Fidel Castro made Cuba the first Communist country in the Western Hemisphere.
  2. From Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, James Bond has killed 352 people and slept with 52 women.
  3. Bees know when it's going to rain, so they put in extra work the day before.
  4. Bacteria have the smallest eyeballs in nature but the largest relative to their size.
  5. Steve Jobs was scared of buttons.
  6. In 1964, 57 people escaped from under the noses of East German border guards, through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
  7. 1 in 5 American CEOs have clinically significant psychopathic traits.
  8. Africa is both the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
  9. More than 60% of pandas born in captivity die within a week.
  10. The big toe carries the most weight of all the toes, bearing about 40% of the load.
  11. Only 1 in 10 victims of cyber-bullying tell a parent.
  12. If you weighed 150 lbs. (68 kg.) on Earth, you would weigh 159 lbs. (72 kg.) on Saturn.
  13. The historic news of the first manned powered flight by the Wright Brothers first appeared in the magazine Gleanings in Bee Culture.
  14. The famous barbarian leader Attila accepted hefty subsidies in gold in exchange for not attacking Roman territory — then did it anyway.
  15. Mark Zuckerberg's AI home assistant is voiced by Morgan Freeman.
  16. A woman in Jacksonville, Florida, sold her urine and positive pregnancy tests in 2016 on Craigslist to pay for college.
  17. In 1966, a 26-year-old man successfully fasted for 382 days and lost 276 lbs (125 kg).
  18. A US$300,000 diamond was lost in an F1 crash in 2004. The diamond was attached to the car to promote Ocean's 12 movie and was never recovered after the crash
  19. Police in Chile arrested in 2009 a woman bound for Spain who was carrying suitcases made from (rather than filled with) 20 kilos (44lb) of cocaine.
  20. A boulevard is a big, wide street with trees on both sides. A lane is a narrow, often rural road. A drive is long, winding, and scenic.
  21. Tiger cubs are vulnerable in their first few months, with mortality as high as 50%.
  22. Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. President to be photographed at his inauguration.
  23. There are more than 5,000 people who are eligible to succeed the British throne.
  24. 1 in 3 Jews in the U.S. put up a Christmas tree in their home during the holiday season, a survey found.
  25. Pizza Hut uses more than 300 million pounds of cheese each year, which requires a herd of about 170,000 dairy cows.
  26. It's estimated that the Allied troops brought home 1.5 million cases of syphilis and gonorrhea from World War I.
  27. Gandhi married at age 13.
  28. Many species of penguins gift mates with rocks.
  29. Nicole Barr, a 12-year-old from Essex in England, scored a 162 on her Mensa IQ test in 2016. That's 2 points higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
  30. In 2004, Los Angeles planted a pine tree in memory of Beatle, George Harrison. Ten years later, it died of a beetle infestation.
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